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The Number of sunspots in March reached the lowest level since 2009, and the decrease in solar activity has already led to a noticeable reduction in the number of solar flares and magnetic storms on Earth, according to laboratory x-ray astronomy of the Sun FIAN. This means that meteodependent people and their Pets, as well as citizens suffering from endocrine and cardiovascular diseases, will experience much less discomfort. "Frequency and the average power of solar flares and magnetic storms has already fallen in comparison with last year almost twice and continues to decline. With high probability until the end of 2018 will be achieved minimum levels for these values", — experts say. According to their calculations, the lowest point of the solar cycle on...

Global warming weakens the Atlantic Gulf stream that brings warm southern North America and in Europe. Today it has been a weak record in the entire history of observations, and in the future may disappear altogether. This was the climate scientists from the Potsdam University write in an article published in the journal Nature. According Rahmstorf Stefan (Stefan Rahmstorf) and his colleagues, the Gulf stream (in the broad sense — as the whole system warm meridional currents in the North Atlantic) today turned out to be 15 percent weaker than in the mid-twentieth century. This is a significant drop, decreasing the volume of portable water to three million cubic meters per year — which corresponds to the drain 15 of rivers such as the Amazon. Scientists say...

Climatologists assessed the frequency, duration and intensity of heat waves in the oceans over the past 90 years and found that on average these figures over the century has increased markedly. This growth can be clearly linked with the processes of global climate change in the future, it may have a detrimental effect on the state of marine ecosystems, the scientists write in an article in Nature Communications. One of the consequences of global climatic changes on Earth — increase the duration and frequency of heatwaves. A heat wave is characterized by an excess of a few degrees are typical for this region, the average maximum annual temperature, which occurs within several days in a row. If the average quantity and temperature of such days in any area...

Since the end of January 2018 in so-called "Ring of fire" was a series of earthquakes, including those affected in recent days, Alaska, Texas, California and Nebraska, as well as the Philippines. Experts fear that the activity "Ring of fire" growing. the Ring of fire is more than 450 active and dormant volcanoes forming a long chain surrounding the Pacific ocean. The chain runs along the Western coast of South and North America that crosses the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, down the Eastern coast of Asia past New Zealand and even affect the Northern coast of Antarctica. 75% of all volcanoes are gathered in these places. The most famous and dangerous volcanoes of the chain are mount Fuji in Japan, Pinatubo in the Philippines and St. Helens in the United...

Norwegian scientists have discovered "dark" area on the ice sheet in Greenland, which formed a layer of dust and soot. In the area of rapidly melting ice that affects the rising sea level and creating a likelihood of extensive flooding of coastal areas worldwide. This writes the online edition of Science Alert. the"Dark" reaches 400 kilometers in length, its maximum width is 100 kilometers. On its territory grow dark algae that feed on carbon particles, and give the ice a distinctive shade. The result is a reduced albedo — the ability of a surface to reflect the sun's rays. Instead, the ice absorbs the energy and begins to melt quickly. Liquid water, in turn, promotes the growth of algae. Even a small warming leads to an explosion in their numbers...

Spectacular photos of a bubble of lava in Hawaii last week, quickly gained hundreds of retweets, although the phenomenon occurred almost half a century ago. In the picture, taken 11 October 1969, a very rare symmetrical 65-foot Hawaiian lava dome that resembles a fiery star, collided with the Ground. the Lava that formed the dome, appeared on the Kilauea volcano, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. He was in almost constant eruption since 1983. These lava domes are formed when viscous magma bubbles come to the surface. The lava dome can be up to 1600 feet, but usually swell to about 30-300 Futov. http://infomaxx.ru/eto-interesno/napominaet-ognennuyu-zvezdu-stolknuvshuyusya-s-zemley.html

In China initiated testing of the system changes in the weather, which will increase the amount of precipitation in the world's largest Tibetan plateau, one of the driest places on the planet. The project increase the amount of precipitation needs to help solve the problem of water shortage in the region. This reports the South China Morning Post. In the framework of the project on the slopes of the Tibetan mountains have established a network of chambers of combustion. These cells burn special fuel, resulting in the formation of silver iodide, reagent crystal structure. Passing through the mountain ranges of Tibet's air flow, when faced with an obstacle in the form of mountains, raise the resulting reagents up and seeded the clouds causing precipitation in...

Volcanologists first built three-dimensional thermal map of an erupting volcano Stromboli in Italy. This was reported on the website of the University of Aberdeen (UK). Scientists were able to conduct measurements during the eruption of the Italian volcano Stromboli, located in the Tyrrhenian sea near Sicily, with the help of drones fitted with sensitive sensors and moving over the volcano on a predetermined route. Volcanologists from the UK and Norway under the guidance of John Howell of Aberdeen University used a specially developed method of analysis of aerial photos and heat maps. According to the researchers, the main task was to properly steer the drone route, avoiding contact with the flow of ash and gas high temperature. Volcanologists say that this...

Scientists from brown University, and Harvard University have developed a new class of antibiotics capable of destroying Staphylococcus aureus, invulnerable to the action of methicillin and other drugs, according to a paper published in the journal Nature. "Despite all the advantages of retinoid antibiotics, including the quick nature of their action and the low probability of developing resistance to them, they have one big disadvantage – they are cytotoxic and can kill human cells. We managed to pick up their option, which acted only on the membrane of bacteria and is especially effective struggled with chronic infections," write Eleftherios Mylonakis (Eleftherios Mylonakis) from brown University and his colleagues. In recent years, professionals are more...

Within 30 years, geologists from Brigham young University (Brigham Young University, or BYU, is pronounced Bi-Wye-Yu) searched for the volcano that produced thousands of cubic kilometers of pyroclastic masses and shaped the modern topography of Nevada and Utah. And here, making geological data obtained in the study, at least five different mountain ranges, stretching for hundreds of miles along the border States, they found an ancient ruined crater with a diameter of 30 miles. It is the visible remains of an ancient Caldera, which had several miles in depth, but after the last eruption was flooded pyroclastic flows and now is hardly visible. Initial pyroclastic sediment WA WA springs (Wah Wah Springs) associated with this Caldera, occupied an area of about...

Area of the ice cap of the Arctic has changed little in the last winter — by mid-March, its area has reached the lowest possible values, breaking records in 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to NASA. The area of Arctic ice is rapidly declining in recent years, periodically putting a new "winter" and "summer" records for the minimum area of the Northern ice caps of the Earth. Such records occur often enough — the area of glaciers in the Arctic circle has sharply declined in 2007, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and some grew in the years between these record-breaking seasons. This year, as noted by Claire Parkinson (Claire Parkinson), climate scientist from space flight Center of NASA Goddard in Greenbelt (United States), continued a series of record — an area of...

Fellow of the College of arts and Sciences, the University of Cincinnati Stepinski Tomasz (Tomasz Stepinski) and his colleague, the Polish Explorer Paul Nestel (Pawel Netzel), using information from publicly available WorldClim database, visualized the process of climate change over time. These data were recorded on over 50 years 50 thousands of international weather stations, scattered throughout the Land. the Card called ClimateEx, and one of its advantages is that it allows researchers to study the critical region. These include "warming" the Arctic and, as it turned out, the tropics around the equator, where the climate is changing due to monthly precipitation. "When people think about climate change, the first thing that comes to mind is global...

Scientists, constantly observing covering Antarctica glacier, found that the continent responds differently to atmospheric warming and changes do not occur everywhere. About how studying the climate in the coldest place of the Earth, RIA Novosti said the Russian researchers, recently returned from expeditions. "the Way there from the Northern hemisphere standard. We arrive in Cape town arrive in Antarctica on a research vessel or, as in this time, the plane directly to the station "Novolazarevskaya", — says the permafrost Andrei Abramov, candidate of geological-mineralogical Sciences, laboratory of soil Cryology in the Institute of physicochemical and biological problems of soil science RAS (Pushchino). Abramov studies the permafrost in the most remote...

In October 2014, the Chairman of the Presidium of the Tyumen scientific community, Siberian branch of the RAS Vladimir Melnikov said: “In Russia, there begins the long cold period.“ In Russia the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere is gradually decreasing. According to him, all this is due to the cyclical climatic changes of the earth's atmosphere. the Academician noted that the cold climate cycle, and it may take as much as 35 years, which from a scientific point of view, it is normal. According to forecasts, the cold was to begin at the beginning of the 21st century, but due to the increased solar activity, warm cycle lasted a little. In November 2014, the scientist collaborated with NASA predicted a massive loss of life and food riots. The...

The more obvious consequences of global warming, the greater interest is caused by various geoengineering projects to "fix" the climate. Some of them offer spray aerosol in the stratosphere. It is assumed here that the particles can stay in the air long enough, will not cause much harm to the biosphere and will be screening excess sunlight. In the end, the planet not once experienced this effect in the past due to massive emissions of volcanoes. The big debate is the composition and form a suitable aerosol. Volcanic sulfur compounds are toxic and fraught with "acid rain", and more often we are talking about effectively reflect light particles of aluminum or even the smallest synthetic diamonds. However, their safety for man and nature is questionable. This...